33:14 “I, the Lord, affirm: 1 ‘The time will certainly come when I will fulfill my gracious promise concerning the nations of Israel and Judah. 2 33:15 In those days and at that time I will raise up for them a righteous descendant 3 of David.
“‘He will do what is just and right in the land. 33:16 Under his rule Judah will enjoy safety 4 and Jerusalem 5 will live in security. At that time Jerusalem will be called “The Lord has provided us with justice.” 6
2 sn This refers at the very least to the promises of Jer 23:5-6, 7-8; 30:3; 31:27, 31 where the same formula “The time will certainly come (Heb “Behold the days are coming”)” occurs. Reference may also be to the promises through the earlier prophets of what is alluded to here, i.e., the restoration of Israel and Judah under a Davidic ruler and the revival of the offerings (cf. Hos 1:10-11; 3:4-5; Amos 9:11-12; Isa 11:1-5, 10-16; Jer 30:9, 21 for the former and Jer 31:14; 33:11 for the latter).
3 tn Heb “sprig” or “shoot.”
sn For the meaning of this term and its significance in biblical prophecy see the study note on 23:5.
6 tn Heb “And this is what will be called to it: ‘The
sn For the significance of this title see the study note on the parallel text in 23:6. Other titles by which Jerusalem is to be known are found in Isa 62:2-4; Jer 3:17; Ezek 48:35; Zech 8:3 emphasizing that the